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They were a pain to install. Couldnt use my normal awg30 wire coz the install never worked then. Had to use thicker awg or very very expensive awg30. Had also lot of problems with black screen etc etc. I always used same amount time to mod it as to get it to work and often i had to rewire several times before it worked.
I did about 10 of them and then switched to Matrix Inf and Mars chips. After i did that, i never had one single problem again. All console works on first try, even with the cheap awg30 cables.
I dunno what was up with these chips, but i dont like them at all. Since i had problems with EVERY install with them.
I do know that the chips was kinda faulty too, coz it didnt work to disable them either. SO it might have been a bad batch, that was hard to get work. I dunno.
Ok , that's good news. I haven't done too many mods (ten or so) but they have all been magic chips of some type or other. The first mods I did were with magic 3.1+ chips and magic v+ chips and I had no trouble with these. Then I bought some standard magic v chips(23 wire install) and have had trouble ever since. I thought that it was just me being a hopeless prick. I eventually got them working but like you said a lot of rewiring and time was involved. They seem to draw a lot of power and therefore become very temperamental.I'm looking forward to using some other type of chip and see if I have the same problems. If you have had trouble with the magic v as well than maybe I,m not as useless as I thought. Although I will say that once I got them working that they worked flawlessly.
YES. I did lot og magic too in start, but only S+.
When I tried other chips i was like, what the ****, works every time on first attempt.
You should really try those MARS 805GL for v12. They are cheap, 15$ has 2-3 wires more than normal chips (including 2 ground points) but you can cross, use long cables, use shit cables and it works. Its a very nice chip. U can get them for $15 at www.robotpig.com (owner is from australia too). Id rather solder 2-3 more points than use LOT of time debugging. DVD REGION free for movies dont work so good though ive heard, but never tried myself.
hi cleo I see you are in Australia as well, where do you get your chips if I may ask
have been using now for a few weeks done about 20, uses final ice and is the first chip I actually have the confidence to put whole ps2 back together before testing because I know it will work. Huge pads for ground and power.
dual layer with toxic patcher
same as subzero2 but has new design and subzero v12 fix onboard, just started using and have only done 3 so far but just as good as subzero2
dual layer with toxic patcher
good chip, autodetect and easy to install, good boot rate but will not boot dual layer even if patched
I just saw this chip and I don't understand why peolple are not using these instead of matrix/CC chips since it already has the fix for v12 ps2s and looks like they offer the same things..
Originally Posted by dungbeetle46
Yeah Dungbeetle46 , I bought my chips from www.modchip.com. I first bought magic 3.1+ and magic v+ and they were all fine . Then I bought some magic v's and they started to give me trouble. I want to get a chip that is compatible with all consoles and that wont give me too much grief. Maybe you can steer me in the right direction? I don't do many installs , only as a bit of a hobby. I haven't done any slim's yet but I wouldn't mind giving them a go .With all the trouble I've had with the magic v's the one good thing that came out of it was that my soldering has improved out of sight and I could take a v7 or v9 apart and put it back together blindfolded.Ha! Ha!.
go to modsupplier.com you need to buy 5 chips at a time but has a good selection and good price and there in australia, overnight delivery.
have a look, they have the subzero and the new h20 etc
Yeah, dungbeetle46 that's the go. I think I've been barking up the wrong tree.modsupplier.com looks the goods. I'm a bit confused with the fix's. There is the subzero fix which is built on board on the new h2o chips and then there's the summone's fix . Is this right or are they the same fix? Do you just solder the h2o in and that's it or is there another fix that you have to perform?
with the h20, you just solder it in and it has 2 extra wires which are the fix, it also comes with a resistor for summone fix, check www.subzero-chip.com